Sync Atom using Dropbox

Published 18th March 2014

Getting your Atom preferences, packages and themes synced across multiple machines (OS X) is actually fairly easy using Dropbox. Here are the two steps to achieve it:

1 — Move your existing Atom config to Dropbox.

mv ~/.atom /path/to/dropbox

2 — Create a symbolic link to your atom config in Dropbox.

ln -s /path/to/dropbox/.atom ~/.atom

Thats it. Then on any other machines that you want to sync with your Atom config you need to:

1 — Remove your existing Atom config.

rm -r ~/.atom

2 — Create a symbolic link to your atom config in Dropbox.

ln -s /path/to/dropbox/.atom ~/.atom